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WHAT’S ON MARCH 2014: Frankie Goes to Easterhouse

Frankie_goes_to_Easterhouse_mar_14Friday 21  March 2014

Acme Theatre Company present
Frankie goes to Easterhouse
Written and directed by Lawrence Crawford

Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £5.00

When ‘Big Mick’ is interviewed on the streets of Rutherglen by a local news channel he tells the kids to “put the knives away.” His clip goes viral and he becomes an internet sensation and local celebrity.

We find out however that Big Mick was a former gang member and was there when Frankie Vaughan came to Easterhouse.

Join us as Big Mick reflects on his past life and what made him walk a different path.  Drama, laughs, music and memories from the West coast in the sixties.

Frankie goes to Easterhouse is the latest Acme production and our latest as part of Young at Heart Festival 2014. Previous Acme productions include McGinn, The Allotment, The Tenement, Life Is Wonderful, The Incredible Brechin Beetle Bug and Imlach.

WHAT’S ON MARCH 2014: Trouble in Chickenland

Trouble_in_ChickenlandSaturday 22 March 2014

Rutherglen Repertory Theatre present

Trouble in ChickenLand
By Gerry McCartan

Lunchtime Theatre

Lunch served at 12.00pm (soup, sandwiches, tea and coffee)
Performance at 1.00pm

Tickets: £9.00

Aging B-Movie actress, Gertrude Belcher, has been out of the public eye for more than ten years.

Out of the blue, journalist Ivan Reeks asks to interview her. Her husband and manager, Tarquin Gihooly, a former Z-List actor, is convinced that the request presents a not-to-be-missed opportunity to re-launch her flagging career. However, as the interview progresses it becomes apparent that her memories are somewhat different to those of the reporter and the cinema going public.

Tickets: http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/show.asp

WHAT’S ON MARCH 2014: Scottish classic Men Should Weep in Lanarkshire

weepAJ Productions present

Men Should Weep

by Ena Lamont Stewart

Lanark Memorial Hall
Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 March 2014
Time: 7.30pm
Tickets: £10.00 full price/£8.00 concession
Groups of 10+: £6.00 (for group bookings please contact the box office direct on 01555 667999)

East Kilbride Arts Centre
Thursday 27 – Saturday 29 March 2014
Time: 8.00pm
Tickets: £9.00 / £7.00 concession

This moving and sometimes harrowing story of the Morrison family is set in 1930’s Glasgow and is a favourite of audiences throughout Scotland.
Performed by the accomplished actors of this talented group, this is a theatre experience to savour.

Tickets: http://www.sllcboxoffice.co.uk/show.asp

THIS WEEK: Bad Girls The Musical – Cottiers, Glasgow

61BjOm1OzmL._SL500_AA280_‘Bad Girls’ – The Musical is a fresh, funny and original British musical, based on characters and stories from the award winning and hugely popular TV series by Kath Gotts, Maureen Chadwick & Ann McManus.

‘Bad Girls’ – The Musical takes as its starting point, the original core characters from the first three series of Bad Girls on TV. Set in the fictional HMP Larkhall, it’s the story of new idealistic Wing Governor Helen Stewart and her battles with the entrenched old guard of Officer Jim Fenner and his sidekick Sylvia ‘Bodybag’ Hollamby. It also follows the love story that develops between Helen and charismatic inmate Nikki Wade. Other featured characters include Shell Dockley and her runner Denny Blood, old-timer Noreen Biggs, The Two Julies and the ultimate Top Dog, King-of-Gangland’s missus, Yvonne Atkins.

Not suitable for under 16s.  Contains some mild nudity and sexual content.

Tickets £13.50 Adults/£11 Concessions (including £1 booking fee)

Performances:

18 Mar 2014 – 19:30
19 Mar 2014 – 19:30
20 Mar 2014 – 19:30
21 Mar 2014 – 19:30
22 Mar 2014 – 14:30
22 Mar 2014 – 19:30

At Cottiers Theatre, Glasgow

NEWS: £15 ticket offer for the award winning Play That Goes Wrong next week at the King’s

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£15 tickets available for West End smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.

Valid for performances from Monday to Wednesday 

Enter promo code WRONG

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

This brilliant new laugh out loud comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company has enjoyed two successful runs in the West End and was the sell out smash hit of the Edinburgh Festival with its sensational reviews, numerous accolades and awards. The Play That Goes Wrong promises to leave you aching with laughter!

Ticket information here 

 

 

WHAT’S ON FEBRUARY 2014: The Cecilian Society presents Jekyll & Hyde

Screen Shot 2014-02-25 at 14.30.52The Cecilian Society have seen themselves called into darker musical theatre territory as they prepare to perform Jekyll & Hyde’ the musical adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson’s iconic novella ‘The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde’.

An incredibly successful show, having debuted on Broadway in 1997 and recently toured the UK with a cast headed by Marti Pellow, The Cecilian Society are proudly taking this dark and captivating musical to Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre this week.

Clear directorial vision has ensured that The Cecilian Society’s production of ‘Jekyll & Hyde’, although boldly innovative, is firmly rooted in an invaluable understanding of Stevenson’s original story. The Cecilian Society has produced over 100 shows to date; founded in 1952 and 61 years old at the end of October. The society has a diverse and impressive history, yet long standing member Ben Galloway identifies ‘Jekyll & Hyde’ as a show which sharply contrasts to the society’s recent endeavors: “It has been so exciting to see the society engage with such a different style…I believe the quality of this show signals the society’s immense versatility and creative potential!”

‘Jekyll & Hyde’ will take place in the Glasgow’s Mitchell Theatre from Wednesday the 26th February to Saturday the 1st March, with evening performances at 7.30pm and a matinee on the 1st at 2.30pm. Tickets are £13 (adult) and £8 (concession) when booked in advance (£15/£10 on the door).

For a sneak preview check out some rehearsal footage:

- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tiicl1Eribs

Tickets can be purchased online at http://www.ceciliansociety.co.uk/tickets or by emailing tickets@ceciliansociety.co.uk

THIS WEEKEND: Not Too Tame presents Early Doors at the Tron Theatre

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This weekend, theatre company Not Too Tame presents Early Doors at the Tron Theatre in Glasgow.

“It takes all sorts down our pub,

So come and join us,

For pain in a pint glass,

Mirth by the Mouthful and Tunes from the Top Shelf.

Grab a pint, Take a seat and get a load of this!”

Early Doors is an original Not Too Tame production. An immersive piece which sees the audience down ‘the boozer’. The cast perform as the licensees, the evening’s entertainment, the bouncer and the menagerie of locals. The show takes us on a night down our local with Live music, A pub Quiz, Drama, Comedy, Dancing and a good old stage brawl.

Not Too Tame is forged from a core of actors who share the same beliefs about bringing theatre back to heart-on-sleeve, warts & all storytelling that’s accessible to everyone.

28th Feb/1st March 2014 Tron Theatre, Trongate, Glasgow

8.30pm

http://www.tron.co.uk

For more information visit:  www.nottootametheatre.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

NEWS: Something Wicked This Way Comes with Verdi’s Macbeth at the Citz

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22nd Mar 2014 to 29th Mar 2014

Dominic Hill, Artistic Director of Glasgow’s Citizens Theatre, will bring Verdi’s opera Macbeth to audiences in Glasgow and Edinburgh this spring. Remaining true to the Shakespearian tale of betrayal, murder and power, the opera chronicles the fatal downfall of Macbeth – urged on by his wife to realise the prophecy of a trio of witches and claim Scotland’s throne.

Hill’s operatic production, first staged by Scottish Opera in 2005 is inspired by the war-ravaged Balkans of the late 20th Century. Hill and designer Tom Piper have created a dystopia of camouflage-clad leaders and chain-smoking witches to tell the story of civil war and a lust for power.

Director, Dominic Hill said:

“We wanted to find a contemporary world that could carry the action of Macbeth with civil war and a struggle for power, but which still has a strong religious undercurrent to it. To convey that idea, we’ve taken inspiration from the Balkans conflict of the late 1990s, and of course audiences will recognise the same tragic themes from modern religious conflicts that we still see on the news today.

“But it’s important to say that this isn’t a hi-tech, high-testosterone take on Macbeth – it’s true that the production is influenced by images of the Balkans Conflict, but it also takes inspiration from Russian religious icons and painting.

“The libretto is largely lifted from Shakespeare’s writing, but we’ve tried to ensure that the action on stage will be something that today’s audiences can engage with.”

Macbeth opens at the Citizen’s Theatre on the 22nd March, and will also travel to the King’s Theatre in Edinburgh, with performances in the capital from the 8th April, before touring Scotland later in 2014.

Unusually, the production will not visit Scottish Opera’s home, the Theatre Royal Glasgow, due to a temporary closure in order to complete the new foyers – which are due to be finished before the opening of the Commonwealth Games this summer.

Leading the cast of Macbeth is David Stephenson, who made a powerful impression as Giorgio Germont in Scottish Opera’s 50th Anniversary staging of La traviata. Singing the part of Lady Macbeth will be Elisabeth Meister, a former Jette Parker Young Artist at the Royal Opera House.

Among the witches will be Scottish Opera Emerging Artist Sioned Gwen Davies. All performances will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra of players from The Orchestra of Scottish Opera, conducted by Scottish Opera Head of Music, Derek Clark.

Scottish Opera’s General Director, Alex Reedijk said:

“We are excited to be nearing the finishing line of the project to transform our home, the Theatre Royal. Reaching this stage means that the theatre must close for 14 weeks to allow the old and the new parts of the building to be joined together.

“Usually at this time in our season, we would be presenting a mainscale opera, but without the use of our theatre, we can’t do that. However, we wanted to perform as much opera as we could for our audiences, so I’m delighted that we’ve been able to visit the Citizens and the King’s in order to present Dominic Hill’s excellent Macbeth.”

NEWS: £15 best available tickets to see the West End smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong

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£15 best available tickets to see the West End smash hit comedy The Play That Goes Wrong.

Monday 10th – Saturday 15th March

King’s Theatre, Glasgow

The Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society attempt to put on a 1920s’ murder mystery, but as the title suggests, everything that can go wrong… does, as the accident prone thesps battle on against all the odds to get to their final curtain call.

This brilliant new laugh out loud comedy performed by Mischief Theatre Company has enjoyed two successful runs in the West End and was the sell out smash hit of the Edinburgh Festival with its sensational reviews, numerous accolades and awards. The Play That Goes Wrong is guaranteed to leave you aching with laughter!

‘SPECTACULARLY FUNNY AND BITINGLY ACCURATE; WE LAUGHED UNTIL THE TEARS RAN DOWN OUR FACES. IT HAS TO BE SEEN”’

Joanna Lumley

‘RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY’

Libby Purves, The Times

‘GENUINELY HILARIOUS. BOY, DOES IT HIT THE

FUNNY BONE’

Charles Spencer, The Daily Telegraph

King’s Theatre

297 Bath Street
Glasgow
G2 4JN

Call 0844 871 7627 

 

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